Raw Red Band Trailer

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One of the genre movies that made a big impression on the festival circuit last year was Julia Ducournau’s Raw. The movie had a lot of buzz coming out of Cannes where it won a FIPRESCI Prize and it was a runner up for the Midnight Madness award at TIFF (where it also supposedly made someone pass out… always a nice reputation to have). Now Focus Features is bringing it to select theatres and they have released a pretty fantastic first trailer. The story revolves around a 16-year-old girl in her first year at veterinary school who is forced to undergo a strange hazing ritual. As a strict vegetarian she is conflicted upon being pressured to eat rabbit kidneys, but soon finds herself undergoing a transformation that gives her an insatiable craving for flesh. Based on that synopsis alone, I’m sure you can see how it might earn a spot alongside such extreme French horror classics as Inside and Martyrs. Raw hits select theatres on March 10th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • Lori Cerny

    I can stomach just about anything… except seeing animals hurt in any way. Although the trailer looks amazing – don’t think I can watch the movie.

    Think Jay needs to be the guinea pig to watch this and tell us yeah or nay.

  • Mrespony

    Looks like something I’d like, got some solid Cronenberg notes from that sip, maybe a little Lynch in the finish.